Dread Talk and Thoughts: Beyond Creolization and Passive Resistance

Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, 5 (1) 2002

16 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2013

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Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Explores the similarities between the text and tone of Brathwaite's poem 'Wings of a Dove' and the Rastafari use of languge and biblical hermeneutics. Analysis of dread talk as a language of resistance; Interpretation and comparison of Rastafari hermeneutics with the liberation philosophy of Brathwaite's poem; Social implications of the poem.

Keywords: Wings of a Dove, Rastafari, dread

Suggested Citation

Storr, Virgil Henry, Dread Talk and Thoughts: Beyond Creolization and Passive Resistance (2002). Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, 5 (1) 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2350909

Virgil Henry Storr (Contact Author)

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University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom ( email )

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